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Japan’s May Retail Sales Fall 1.3% From Year Earlier

June 28, 2011

June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s retail sales fell 1.3 percent in May from a year earlier, the Trade Ministry said in Tokyo today. The median estimate of 18 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for a 2.2 percent decline.

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